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HLTAID015 – Provide Advanced Resuscitation and Oxygen Therapy

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HLTAID015 - Provide advanced resuscitation and oxygen therapy

Currently, the newest and most up to date standard for resuscitation and oxygen therapy is HLTAID015 Provide advanced resuscitation and oxygen therapy, which replaces the now outdated HLTAID007 Provide advanced resuscitation

Advanced resuscitation course requires existing first aid knowledge. All participants must previously have completed an HLTAID011 Provide First Aid course, as the knowledge and skills from that training are assumed knowledge for HLTAID015 Provide advanced resuscitation and oxygen therapy.

FirstAidPro is a registered training organisation in Australia (RTO: #40407). All the training we provide follows the government standards for first aid training and is fully accredited and nationally recognised. The skills and knowledge taught in our training courses are in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) standards, as well as those of Safe Work Australia and various other national peak clinical bodies.

Much of the training we provide at FirstAidPro is very hands-on and practical, and the Advanced Resuscitation and Oxygen Therapy course is no exception. Our training environment is immersive, fully supportive, and the course is delivered by highly qualified and experienced professional trainers. The course format provides space and opportunity for students to attempt tasks and ask questions, letting them benefit from our trainers’ practical, real-world experience. When it comes to learning CPR and oxygen therapy in an interacting and engaging way, you’re not going to find better!

As part of the course, students will train in the following areas:

  • CPR (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation)
  • AED use (Automated external defibrillator)
  • Assessing vital signs (respiration, pulse, oxygen saturation)
  • Basic airway adjuncts
  • The “Five rights”
  • Safe administration of oxygen (legal requirements, correct use, cleaning, sterilisation and storage of oxygen equipment)

HLTAID007 Provide advanced resuscitation 
is now HLTAID015 Provide advanced resuscitation and oxygen therapy

The previous standard in this area – HLTAID007 Provide advanced resuscitation – has now been superseded. Originally established as a training standard by the National Register on Vocational Education and Training (aka, this standard has now been superseded by the new Advanced first aid course. The new course should be acceptable in all contexts where HLTAID007 Provide advanced resuscitation was previously required – even where your workplace has older reference material that specifically requires HLTAID007 Provide advanced first aid training

This new, updated standard includes the following certification as part of the training:

  • HLTAID009 – Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) (previously HLTAID001)
  • HLTAID015 – Provide advanced resuscitation and oxygen therapy (previously HLTAID007)

Get your Advanced Resuscitation certificate faster

The most common way to do our Provide advanced resuscitation and oxygen therapy course is our half-day, face-to-face class. This is provided in a single 5 hour block (generally from 9am till around 3pm in the afternoon, depending on the date of the course).

The training will include the following components:

  • Trainer-led demonstrations on the use of key equipment and skills and techniques used in resuscitation and oxygen therapy.
  • The chance to practise with the equipment, techniques and skills used in resuscitation, assisted and supervised by the trainer and including the opportunity to ask questions.
  • A variety of practical assessments, including role-plays, observations, class debriefs, and written and verbal incident reports.

There will be some prior reading required to do the training – all of which will be provided to you well in advance of your course date.

The HLTAID015 Provide advanced resuscitation and oxygen therapy offered by FirstAidPro is the most interactive course of its type on the market. The training is strongly practical and hands-on, and all assessments take place during the training. Once the course is complete, you can be holding your certificates in your hand within a day.

Advanced Resuscitation Course – Same Day Certificates

Successfully completing the Advanced Resuscitation and Oxygen Therapy course will provide you with official certification in the following training modules:

  • HLTAID009 – Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • HLTAID015 – Provide advanced resuscitation and oxygen therapy

These certificates are recognised Australia-wide and acceptable for any professional role requiring certification in those training units. The HLTAID015 certificate is valid for a full three years from the date of issue, while CPR training is valid for 12 months (as recommended by the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC).

The total cost for the HLTAID015 Provide advanced resuscitation and oxygen therapy course is only $120, including all course materials and training resources. This course can sometimes be even lower, depending on daily deals. In addition to this, if you manage to find an equivalent training course available for a lower cost, we’ll match it!

Is There an Advanced Resuscitation Course Near Me?

FirstAidPro is a national training organisation with training venues available across the country – in all capital cities, and many major regional centres. If you’re looking to find a training course available in your area, click on the location closest to you for a detailed listing of venues and course times.

HLTAID015 Provide advanced resuscitation and oxygen therapy runs at various dates and times throughout the week, but most regularly from 9am to 2pm. Because the course covers a large amount of content, the trainer will normally close and lock the doors at the precise starting time listed for the course. As such, it’s recommended that participants make sure they arrive 15 minutes early to avoid missing out. Latecomers may find themselves locked out and required to reschedule their training to another date.

If you can’t find the venue information you need via the links above, feel free to contact us through our contact page, via email, or by phone on (08) 7120 2570.

Requirements for Enrolment

To take part in HLTAID015 Provide advanced resuscitation and oxygen therapy training, there are some criteria you’ll need to meet.

First, the course isn’t available to children under high-school age – you must be at least 14 years of age to take part, and if you’re under 18, you must have signed consent from a parent or guardian to participate.

You must also have completed a standard HLTAID011 Provide First Aid course. This need not have been a FirstAidPro course but must be a properly accredited HLTAID011 training course from a registered RTO. This is not optional, as the Advanced Resuscitation and Oxygen Therapy training builds on those skills as a base.

The course also requires some physical activity – particularly the CPR component. To be eligible to do the course, you must be physically able to do the following:

  • Perform at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) (5 cycles of both compressions and ventilations) on an adult manikin placed on the floor
  • Perform at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) (5 cycles of both compressions and ventilations) on an infant resuscitation manikin placed on a firm surface
  • Operate an automated external defibrillator (AED) to deliver at least one shock

Your USI Number

The current government regulations require that anyone studying any form of accredited Vocational Education and Training (VET) needs to have a Unique Student Identifier or USI number and provide this number to their trainer. These can be obtained quickly and easily (and free of charge) by visiting the USI website and applying for a number. Your USI number is unique to you. All accredited VET courses you study will be associated with that number – it’s a little like a Tax File Number used for training.

FirstAidPro cannot provide this number for you – you need to apply for it yourself and then provide it to us before your training can commence.

Training Format

Our Advanced Resuscitation and Oxygen Therapy course is a blend of both theory and practical. Students will get a healthy mix of both practical, hands-on skills training and vital theoretical knowledge in class. The assessments – both theory and practical – all take place as part of the class – there’s no exam on a subsequent date, and a qualified trainer will be on hand at all times to assist and answer questions.

After the day’s training, provided students have completed all assessment tasks successfully, they will be officially certified – with certificates available within one business day.

HLTAID015 – Provide Advanced Resuscitation and Oxygen Therapy Techniques

There are many components to the Advanced Resuscitation and Oxygen Therapy course which students will be assessed on. To complete the training, you’ll need to demonstrate your understanding of:

  • Australian Resuscitation Council Guidelines
  • Safe Work Australia Code of Practice
  • Incident hazard and risk minimisation processes
  • Infection control procedures
  • Safe work practices for oxygen equipment and cylinders
  • Workplace or site first aid procedures
  • First aid kit contents
  • Education and Care Services National Law
  • State Education and Care Services Regulations
  • First aider Duty of Care requirements
  • First aider requirements for currency of skill and knowledge
  • First aider skill and knowledge limitations
  • First aid parent/guardian consent
  • First aid privacy and confidentiality requirements
  • Stress management techniques and available support for rescuers and children
  • The effect of positional change during CPR
  • The appropriate duration, hand placement, compression/ventilation cycles and cessation of CPR
  • AED use on children (Automated External Defibrillator)
  • AED safety and maintenance procedures
  • Chain of survival
  • Accessing and handing over to emergency services
  • Assessing the level of consciousness for infants and children
  • Basic anatomical differences and first aid considerations between infants, children and adults
  • Using suction devices
  • Benefits, contraindications and complications of a basic airway adjunct
  • Assessing and interpreting vital signs
  • Normal clinical values (respirations, pulse, oxygen saturation)
  • Identification of signs and symptoms and first aid management for life-threatening-bleeding
  • When oxygen is beneficial
  • When oxygen should not be used
  • Benefits, contraindications and complications of providing oxygen
  • Benefits, contraindications and complications of suctions
  • Selecting and using various oxygen mask types and other oxygen therapy devices
  • Cleaning, maintaining, troubleshooting and storing various resuscitation and oxygen equipment
  • Safe use, storage and disposal of consumables
  • First aider and rescuer mental well-being and support

The course also requires you to demonstrate the practical skills you’ve learned by providing appropriate first aid to:

  • A currently unconscious adult who is not breathing (CPR, AED, 2 rescuer CPR, oxygen ventilation)
  • An unconscious adult who is regurgitating or vomiting (recovery position)
  • An unconscious child who is not breathing (CPR)
  • A casualty with blood loss of a life-threatening nature (tourniquet, haemostatic dressing)
  • A casualty requiring supplementary oxygen (Assess vitals, provide oxygen)

You’ll also need to show that you’re capable of completing the following related tasks:

  • Identifying when to provide first aid
  • Following DRSABCD protocol (Danger, Response, Send for help, Airway, Breathing, CPR and Defibrillation)
  • Completing incident reports
  • Performing a handover to emergency services
  • Selecting appropriate resuscitation and oxygen equipment, and then cleaning, fixing and storing it after use.

Advanced Resuscitation of the Newborn Infant

The Advanced Resuscitation and Oxygen Therapy course doesn’t just teach how to work with adults – you’ll also learn how to assist a child or even an infant. You’ll be taught how to apply DRSABCD protocol and provide CPR to people of any age in a medical emergency.

Why do I need HLTAID015 – Provide Advanced Resuscitation and Oxygen Therapy?

There are many professional roles where it’s critical to know how you assist a casualty suffering from critical breathing difficulties or hypoxemia. These conditions are far beyond the scope of any kind of conventional first aid. They often deal with equipment not commonly available to the general public – such as the use and maintenance of emergency oxygen equipment, which can be dangerous in untrained hands.

The HLTAID015 Provide advanced resuscitation and oxygen therapy course provides the skills needed to provide aid in these situations. So if you’re working in a professional role requiring you to provide such aid, this training is a must-have!

What other training courses does First Aid Pro offer?

FirstAidPro offers many other first aid related training courses in addition to HLTAID015. Some are complete courses designed to provide professional-grade first aid training, while others are refreshers or supplemental training – such as Manual Handling or Mental Health First Aid (MHFA). Have a look below to see some of the training packages we have on offer.

Some of these courses are also the updated versions of older, well-known training standards. Older reference material may refer to and possibly require you to complete some of these older training courses – many of which are no longer available. If you have a professional or official role requiring you to do any of the following training courses, FirstAidPro can help. We offer the current course that replaces these older courses.

  • HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) *
  • HLTAID002 Provide basic emergency life support (BELS) *
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid *
  • HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education & care setting
  • HLTAID005 Provide first aid in remote situations
  • HLTAID006 Provide advanced first aid *
  • HLTAID007 Provide advanced resuscitation

* – The updated versions of these topics are covered in the HLTAID014 Provide Advanced First Aid course.  

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